Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Beautiful day! ...with cramps

Oh such a lovely day outside today! It's been another sunny day and I've been out enjoying it, running around for work, doing a healing session and having lunch with my dear friend Marcia whom I haven't seen in almost a year!! Where does the time go?

Marcia works in the office where I used to work in for many years before I was laid off a year ago tomorrow. I was very happy there most of the time but I am so sad to hear that it is not such a happy place anymore. There used to be wonderful people running the company who actually cared about the well-being of their employees and had their priorities straight, but that was long ago. My remaining friends are hanging in, making the best of it, waiting to see what the future will bring.

I send good thoughts to all of them knowing that great things are in store for them - the worker bees who give their all and are not always compensated for their time, effort or dedication. These days they are grateful to have a job, but they would also like to be happy and appreciated in that job. Hold tight and remember...karma, my friends, karma....

I'm having dinner tonight with two other friends from twenty years back at the same company - some of the first people I worked with there. It's good to keep in touch with dear friends and know that there are some people who will always be in our lives. You know that poem...A Reason, A Season or a Lifetime....these are lifetime friends and I love them dearly.

And oh yes...cramps. Continued from yesterday's blog, I once again apologize for TMI...but it is part of my day right now. It's my excuse to curl up with a heating pad, some chocolate and give myself a little extra nurturing :)

Have a lovely evening!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Monday

As preparation for the upcoming release of my book, Living Peacefully in a Big City: A Guide to Maintaining Your Sanity, Health and Happiness, I am here to help you deal with the daily stressors of living in a big city. Even if you don’t live in a big city. Stress is stress wherever you go.

So today I had a pretty stress-free day. I just had a morning consisting of activity that I advise everyone else to make an effort to limit: too much techno-connection. I was on the computer and cell phone all morning doing business. But I did get out to run errands all afternoon and it was a beautiful day! I dragged my 81-year-old mom with me to get her out of the house too. I had wonderful interactions with everyone everywhere I went. Ann at Massage Central to stock up on supplies. Len and Smiley, the greeters at our local Ralph’s supermarket. And the drivers were pretty pleasant on the 405 and all the side streets today!

Oh believe me, there will be days when I am frustrated beyond belief with how badly people behave and I have not yet mastered the art of dealing with them without thinking “People are so stupid!!” or rude, or whatever emotion some random stranger has evoked in me. I just have to breathe and come back to the happy, peaceful place and focus on the people and things that bring me joy, because that's what I'm trying to help you do.

And now, I must retreat for some chocolate as monthly cramps have gotten the best of me…I know, TMI…sorry…

Off for a pleasant evening now - wishing you the same!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happiness thought...

The way to Happiness: Keep your heart free from hate. Keep your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
- from Have A Great Day by Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, June 12, 2009

One more thought for the day...

When you're getting out of your good frame of mind for whatever reason, remember the words of Abraham Lincoln: "A man is about as happy as he makes up his mind to be."

Make up your mind to be happy!